Why are flags lowered today? June 19, 2017

In memory of State Rep. Gailanne Carddi from 6/19/17 to 6/22/17
Flags are lowered in honor of State Rep. Gailanne Carddi, per order of Governor Baker

From the Office of Governor Charlie Baker:

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately today, Monday June 19, 2017 until sunset on Thursday, June 22, the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts State Representative Gailanne Cariddi, 1st Berkshire District, of North Adams, MA who passed away on June 17, 2017.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

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